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Obama to rail workers: ‘Get back on the job’

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June 15, 2014

Philadelphia's transit system

Philadelphia’s transit system

President Barack Obama is forcing workers in Philadelphia’s commuter rail strike to return to the job.

Obama granted Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s request to create a presidential emergency board to mediate the dispute between the Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and its engineers and electricians unions.

Obama called for “a swift and smooth resolution” of the dispute. More than 400 workers went on strike at midnight.

Workers will have to return to the job when the board is established at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. Obama’s order doesn’t force the two sides to resume direct talks with each other. But they must participate with the board’s process, which typically involves written submissions and hearings.

After 30 days, the board must recommend to Obama how the dispute should be resolved.
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One Response to Obama to rail workers: ‘Get back on the job’

  1. woody188

    June 16, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Looks like the union money should have been spent on someone else.